What’s Good, 2021?

Zen Spaces

This 2021 trend gives nods towards the growing popularity of plants, neutral shades, and minimalist design. When you combine these, you create a zen space. To really step up your zen, we suggest finding an affordable indoor water feature to help enhance the soothing atmosphere. Here’s a double feature one with candles! A popular hobby right now is the power of rocks, which can something fun to explore and they’ll look very cute on a windowsill. A zen space can be a room or just a corner you have. This will be different for everyone but just focus on decorating with items that give you peace and release stress.

Kalalou Set Of 3 Himalayan Salt Tea Light Holders

Himalayan Salt lamps are a staple in your zen area!

Like we said, even a free corner works!

Traveled Feels

Especially while stuck at home during quarantine, this is the perfect time to relive your traveling memories. If you haven’t traveled a lot or just don’t have mementos, don’t fret! You can always source items that inspire where you want to go. Ordering from small businesses in the towns you visited will make you feel like you were there again and will make a family smile!

Turn to places you dream of living at for inspiration on furnishing!

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Look towards unique prints representing where you’ve been.

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Vintage Bird collage is a fun, quirky idea for this trend

Statement Pieces

This trend is exactly what it sounds like, statement pieces! We love it when our clients decide on a bold, unique piece of furniture or artwork that really represents them. It is always a great conversation piece at gatherings too. We see a lot of bold statements in furniture, like a turquoise sectional, or a retro shaped coffee table. This trend can either be taken small, like some funky vases on a mantle, or bigger with an abstract lighting piece above the living area.

In a client’s bedroom, they went bold on this accent chair!

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Everything in this yells “statement.”

Currently obsessing the mix of patterns and color here!

“Grandmillenial”

Grandmillenial is an ode to traditional interiors while incorporating bold patterns and trendy colors. It is a rebellion against the minimalist, all-white everything obsession of the past couple of years. Patterned upholstery, busy wallpaper, and rich wood-tone furniture are the trademark in this blast to the past. But, of course, this generation is making it much more Instagrammable than your grandmother’s living room. This style is so full of personality and very versatile, it is bound to stay around for a while. Homeowners are free to choose the color palette; we love a room full of different shades of blue or picking an analogous color scheme with this trend. Using either of these tricks ensures you can choose a pattern that speaks to you while having a better chance of it all blending together. We are seeing some modern pieces of abstract art and structures incorporated as decor too to keep the area fresh and youthful.

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A precious entryway scene!

Keeping it airy and traditional!

Kara Hebert Bedroom

A fresh take on your grandmom’s sunroom.

Clean Surfaces

A clean home makes for a happy home, right? Especially going into this new year, we are more aware of the germs we come in contact with every day and how we can keep them out of our homes. But we don’t just mean clean surfaces from bacteria, we also mean clean sightlines. Hidden storage and geometric forms make these homeowners squeal on the inside. Often very modern designs, clean surfaces promote minimalist living with a luxurious feel.

We remodeled this staircase to have far sightlines to the massive window and pleasing symmetry!

VOXTORP Door, walnut effect, 15x30 "

IKEA, of course, is a great place to achieve the sleek Scandinavian look.

Sleek and Modern with reflective surfaces

Earthy Shades

Earthy shades have always been there, but now we are experimenting with them more. We know the used grays and beiges, now being replaced with navy and deep green. They are becoming the new “neutral.” This is from the unrefined feel they give a room by reflecting natural elements. These are perfect for calming bedroom presence or peaceful office space. It will help you feel connected to the Earth while inside. It also adds a subconscious splash of color that may highlight the appearance of a room, like putting a deeper color on a far wall to make it seems further. Be careful using these though, they work best in rooms that already get lots of sunlight. If that is a concern, choose a lighter clay color. Or we always love a millennial pink if you’re bold enough.

One of our latest projects, they wanted a relaxing, resort-like master remodel. We used navy, grey, and brass to bring in earthy tones.

Emerald is a growing trendy color

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Exposed Industrial

Exposed Industrial interiors have been trending for a while now, and we don’t see them going out of style any time soon. There are a lot of specific routes you can personalize with this overall theme too. Some may choose to pair exposed brick with white-was walls and sleek furniture. Others may emphasize the grunge and rustic characteristics with worn-in leather and exposed piping. A key characteristic of this style is the different contrasts space offers in color and texture. Either way, you can achieve the trademark New York apartment look with some brick, light wooden tones, and Edison bulb lighting. Accessorize with some bold artworks and sculptures that represent your personality for an individualized look and you’re good to go for entertaining friends in this chic space!

A recent favorite project of ours, modernizing industrial!

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Clean walls but raw concrete flooring

The Nordroom - A SoHo Loft with Exposed Brick and Subtle Color Touches

You can take it as modern as you want!

Abstract Placement

Abstract placement could be described as placing a piece of interesting furniture or artwork in a spot you wouldn’t at first think fits. This can be helpful in too-square rooms to help draw the eye in a certain direction and break up the mundane sightlines. An example of this could be a bright yellow circular ottoman against a rectangle sectional. Or a diagonal bed sitting out from the corner of a bedroom. If the space allows, this could help liven the room and create notable spaces for purposes.

Think of where a fun piece of art could liven up the space!

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Perfect abstract thinking while stuck inside!

The abstract lighting and table here are quirky and will stand time!

Mediterranean and boho styles already play with free form furniture and placement.

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Styles That Are “Lighting” Up

As the year starts to come to a close and a new year is approaching, interior design styles are ever-evolving. When you break down a cohesive style, there are a couple of key elements that can make or break the design. The different types of lighting fixtures you choose can really elevate a room or blend into the background. These are some trendy options that we have noticed recently that can easily upgrade your room in seconds.

Natural Fixtures

The bohemian style has really taken over the past couple years. We’ve seen this from fully boho to a more chic take; either way some people don’t worry about the lighting fixture as much as their décor when it comes to styling their retreat. To help maintain a healthy, relaxing vibe, it works best if you include lots of texture like basket weaving or bamboo. And keep the shape interesting; don’t be afraid to oversize your lighting a little to add drama since the theoretical weight of these chandeliers are so airy.

SINNERLIG Pendant lamp, bamboo

SINNERLIG Bamboo Pendant lamp

World Market Natural Rattan Scalloped Pendent Lamp

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Cabo Small Woven Pendant

Updated Traditional

This one is for those who are still loving their lived-in home look but just want to freshen things up. Updating your lighting can make a huge difference in a space and if you keep the style simple but creative, your space can take on a whole new look. These pieces are pretty flexible in what styles or rooms they can be used in. Whenever we choose to use these modern-takes on traditional chandeliers, our clients love them!

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Lowe’s #LW-SH513154

Roy 4 - Light Lantern Geometric Pendant

Geometric Pendant Light

Safavieh Chandeliers #CHA4017B

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Hanging Pendants

These are definitely hip trend that has become more relevant and sought-after. Hanging pendants often come in clusters that add visual interest to a room. Or, we see them in a straight line to fit and stretch the appearance of a room. We’ve seen a wide variety of these in modern foyers to farmhouse dining rooms. They mainly add ambience lighting to a focused area and are used for more aesthetic purposes.

Reina Glass Cluster Pendant

Reina Glass Cluster Pendant

Emil 3 - Light Cluster Globe Pendant

Emil 3 – Light Cluster Globe Pendant

Ronan 5-Light Cluster Pendant

Ronan 5-Light Cluster Pendant

Abstract Forms

These unique beauties are great for modern interiors or a classy chic look. It is hard to even narrow down which ones we love in this blog because there are so many options out there to choose from that could be the perfect match for your home! These come in a plethora of finishes, so you can choose how much your want them to dress up a minimalist space or match other extravagant furniture pieces.

Design Classics Lighting Design Classics Essence Brushed Brass 12-Light Mid-Century Modern Chandelier 1864-BB

12-Light Mid-Century Modern Chandelier

Penta Ceiling Lamp Gold - Zuo Modern 56022

Penta Ceiling Lamp Gold

Milano 48" Wide Polished Brass 16-Light Linear Chandelier

Milano 48″ 16-Light Linear Chandelier

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